The chaparral biome is a part of each continent and consists of various types of terrain including mountains and plains. It is often confused with the desert biome because they share many similarities such as both being hot and dry. The chaparral biome receives more rainfall per year than the desert biome.
The desert biome. There are relatively few large mammals in deserts because most are not capable of storing sufficient water and withstanding the heat. Deserts often provide little shelter from the sun for large animals. The dominant animals of warm deserts are nonmammalian vertebrates, such as reptiles.
Temperate deciduous forests are located in the mid-latitude areas which means that they are found between the polar regions and the tropics. The deciduous forest regions are exposed to warm and cold air masses, which cause this area to have four seasons.
Extent of temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands Temperate grasslands, savannahs, and shrublands are terrestrial biomes whose predominant vegetation consists of grass and/or shrubs. The climate is temperate and ranges from semi-arid to semi-humid.
Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain.It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons.